Welcome to issue 164 of the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the Haskell community. This release covers the week of January 2 to 8, 2011.
Ben Millwood announced the release of haskell-src-meta 0.3. He tells us that this release adds support for GHC 7, and for TH 2.5, along with other improvements.
Mitar announced a new version ef Etage, a general data-flow framework.
Malcolm Wallace had some news from the Haskell Language Committee. One of the points mentioned is that there will _not_ be a language standard called 2011, with the committee intending to issue a new language standard in 2012.
Simon Peyton-Jones invited members from the community to submit papers for the Workshop on Intermediate Representations 2011. The deadline is January 21.
Clemens Grelck wanted to alert everyone that the new deadline for papers for the Eighth International Workshop on Practical Aspects of High-Level Parallel Programming (PAPP 2011) to be held June 1-3, 2011, in Tsukuba, Japan.
Emanuel Kitzelmann extended a call for papers for the 4th International Workshop on Approaches and Applications of Inductive Programming (AAIP 2011) to be held July 19, 2011, in Odense, Denmark.
Maciej Piechotka announced the first release of nanoparsec. "Nanoparsec is currently simply a port of attoparsec on the ListLike--the abstraction of lists used by iteratee.
Top Reddit Stories
- Why Lisp is a Big Hack (And Haskell is Doomed to Succeed): From (axisofeval.blogspot.com), scored 69 with 15 comments. Read on reddit or the original post.
- I ported Clojure's Persistent Vectors and Hash Maps to Haskell: From (blog.wuwon.id.au), scored 54 with 2 comments. Read on reddit or the original post.
- 3 Big Haskell Infrastructure Projects That Would Be Cool: From (cdsmith.wordpress.com), scored 31 with 8 comments. Read on reddit or the original post.
- Merging binary and cereal: From (blog.johantibell.com), scored 31 with 0 comments. Read on reddit or the original post.
- Haskell library improvements I'd like to see: From (blog.johantibell.com), scored 28 with 0 comments. Read on reddit or the original post.
- You can use GHC for the mac app store: From (github.com), scored 20 with 8 comments. Read on reddit or the original post.
- Sudoku Solver in Haskell: From (antimatroid.wordpress.com), scored 18 with 7 comments. Read on reddit or the original post.
- Job Board for Functional Programmers: From (functionaljobs.com), scored 15 with 6 comments. Read on reddit or the original post.
- Haskell library for analysis and synthesis of Go code.: From (hackage.haskell.org), scored 15 with 6 comments. Read on reddit or the original post.
- Hello Reddit! I implemented Levenshtein automata in Haskell after reading that 'Damn Cool Algorithm' blog post -- what do you think?: From (self.haskell), scored 14 with 4 comments. Read on reddit or the original post.
Top StackOverflow Questions
- Why do we need 'seq' or 'pseq' with 'par' in Haskell? (votes: 9, answers: 2) read
- Complex data structures in Haskell - how do they work? (votes: 8, answers: 2) read
- Mutability in functional programming (votes: 8, answers: 3) read
- Where can I learn advanced Haskell? (votes: 8, answers: 6) read
- in haskell, why do I need to specify type constraints, why can't the compiler figure them out? (votes: 7, answers: 4) read
- Can someone explain to me the following Haskell expression (votes: 6, answers: 2) read
- Parse XML in Haskell (votes: 6, answers: 5) read
- Haskell: Record Update for Existential Types (votes: 5, answers: 1) read
- Are there any more original, more functional Haskell web-frameworks? (votes: 5, answers: 2) read
- Defining a data type that doesn't want to be defined.. (votes: 5, answers: 1) read
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Hope your 2011 is off to a good start! Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz